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UKIP Manifesto

Updated: Dec 3, 2019

You can access the UKIP manifesto in full here.


Please note: we recognise that Christians care about many issues besides the one's listed below. We have focused on the issues CARE works on for obvious reasons.


Abortion


‘Unborn children are children. 218,581 abortions were performed in the UK in 2018. UKIP will seek to reduce the number of abortions carried out in the UK, and we will support alternative options such as adoption.’ Page 30


‘Abortion or contraception should not be available to under-16s without parents being informed.’ Page 30


Assisted Suicide


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to assisted suicide or end of life issues


Commercial Sexual Exploitation


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to CSE


Family and Tax


‘UKIP policy is to use the taxation and benefits system to help families without disadvantaging others.

Married couples with children are currently disadvantaged by the tax system. We will conduct a thorough review to ensure that married couples are not financially disadvantaged by staying together and living together.

UKIP will raise the Marriage Allowance from 10% to 100% for married couples with dependent children so that the individual basic rate Income Tax allowances of married couples with children are fully transferable.’ Page 30


‘Adoption and fostering should ideally be with married couples. We will repeal the law which forced Catholic and other Christian and faith-based adoption agencies to close for holding to their faith and traditional family values. We will encourage them to re-open.’ Page 30


‘Childcare provision in the UK is amongst the most expensive in the developed world. The government’s expansion of ‘free’ universal childcare to 30 hours for three and four-year-olds has distorted prices, is poorly targeted, and has made nurseries increasingly dependent on government funding, while setting their prices for childcare provision. The entire childcare situation needs a policy reboot.

We will abolish universal ‘free’ childcare, scrap the associated costly regulations and price setting, and target childcare subsidies towards disadvantaged families who need it.’ Page 31


Gambling


‘We will rigorously enforce regulations relating to fixed-odds betting terminals fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which have wrought havoc in the UK’s poorest communities. We will repeal the 2005 Gambling Act, which for the first time, allowed betting adverts to be screened on pre-watershed TV. We will conduct an independent review of the impact on British life of the betting industry and also review the powers, costs, effectiveness and leadership of the Gambling Commission.’ Page 39


Human Trafficking


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to human trafficking


Marriage


‘UKIP opposed the re-definition of marriage imposed by the Conservative/LibDem coalition in 2013. We will oppose moves to further re-define marriage to include, for example, incest, polygamy and multi-person marriages.’ Page 30


Online Safety


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to online safety


Relationships and Sex Education


‘UKIP will remove subjects from the statutory National Curriculum which seek to indoctrinate children with politically correct ideologies, specifically Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Citizenship. We will maintain parents’ right to remove their children from these lessons.

UKIP opposes the confusing and non-scientific gender ideology currently being introduced into schools and will repeal the law responsible for the implementation of ‘LGBT-inclusive’ Relationships Education in primary schools and RSE, due to be made compulsory from September 2020.’ Page 13


Religious Liberty


‘We will repeal ‘hate speech’ guidelines that go well beyond a ban on incitement to violence and seek to criminalise speech and expression according to subjective criteria such as that it is ‘offensive’ or ‘disturbing’, etc.’ Page 37


‘UKIP will scrap the Police and Crown Prosecution Service’s guidelines on ‘hate crime’, which are purely subjective and are now being interpreted to drag innocent people through the courts for having politically incorrect opinions.’ Page 37


‘UKIP will repeal Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), such as the Ealing PSPO, which outlaws silent prayer. Since their introduction in 2014, they have been abused by local authorities to curtail lawful protest and criminalise speech.’ Page 37


‘We will ensure freedom of speech on university campuses and require that University Codes of Conduct pay particular regard to ensuring freedom of speech on campus.’ Page 37

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